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Halima Frost

Halima Frost

Halima Frost is a Creamer Media Senior Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Halima Frost

RMB Corvest executive Geoff Wilmot say on a stool in a grey suit

HVACR firm acquired to bolster portfolio

31st May 2024

As a way of meeting the growing need for energy efficient heating and cooling solutions, South African corporate and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Corvest has partnered with UK... 


A cardboard cut out of the design of a modular building with a hand hovering over it

Wood pushed as viable construction material

24th May 2024

Engineered wood has emerged as a viable alternative to concrete and steel in the construction industry, owing to its low-carbon footprint and technical performance as a structural material, says... 


A microscope view of a lichen spore which is a complex life form comprising a symbiotic partnership of two separate organisms; a fungus and an algae

Algae offers new carbon emissions solution

24th May 2024

Based on the concept that algae are a carbon-capture powerhouse, Austin, Texas biotech company Reactive Surfaces has invested over $2-million in the research and development of an algae-infused... 


A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies

Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction

17th May 2024

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 


Gas cylinders in front of a gas transporting ship

Big guns will speak at Enlit

10th May 2024

Advisory and analytics firm Frost & Sullivan, a global strategy consulting and market intelligence firm with a long-standing presence in Africa will again be represented by its partner and Africa... 


An air-cooled condensers designed and manufactured by IWC

Cooling company to highlight new concepts

10th May 2024

After two successful webinars that unpacked the use of air-cooled condensers (ACC) for recoverable energy in power generation, thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) aims to... 


Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo standing on a stage talking

Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic

10th May 2024

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


A man standing on a podium at last years Enlit Africa Event

Organisers expect record attendance at event

10th May 2024

With ballooning foot traffic, demonstrated by an increase in attendance of 81% from 2022 to 2023, the organisers of this year’s Enlit Africa anticipate a “bumper event that will be attended by... 


A group of executives that represent the Mandela Mining Precinct in a photo together at their 5 year anniversary

Circular minerals, metals initiative launched

26th April 2024

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP), with the support of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI’s) Circular Innovation South Africa fund, launched the South African Circular Minerals and... 


A man in Blue PPE at the face of a shaft in the Test Mine offered by the Mandela Mining Precinct

Focus on programmes driving tech development

26th April 2024

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 


Memsa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi standing at a podium addressing delegates and speakers at last year’s Mind Shift Conference

Conference drives mining innovation, skills

26th April 2024

The second yearly Mind Shift Conference, hosted by industry association Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), will delve into innovation, digital technology and skills in the... 


A Large white RD8 drill rig manufactured by Master drilling on site

Driller foresees revenue boost with strong order book

19th April 2024

Boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling is optimistic its revenue for this year will improve on the back of a strong order book, the company reported during its 2023 full-year results... 


Two men wearing PPE and safety harnesses working on teh turbines of a wind turbine stack

Wind energy poses increased fall risks

12th April 2024

As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational... 


Two men on a scaffold wearing PPE and safety harnesses

Institute warns of looming change in standards

12th April 2024

As the unit standards of the current National Qualifications Framework (NQF) expired in June 2023, with the last enrolment of learners in June 2024, professional body Institute for Work at Height... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally

Deep-level investment

5th April 2024

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


An Aerial view of the Balnket Mine in Zimbabwe owned by Mining Corporation

Miner eyes further growth in Zimbabwe

5th April 2024

In its constant drive to increase its representation and relevance in the country’s mining sector, Zimbabwe-focused explorer, developer and miner Caledonia Mining Corporation has changed its mining... 


A generated image of mine machines and thinking in blue on a black background

Mining innovators recognised

22nd March 2024

In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a... 


A unitrans tanker at a depot in the setting sun

Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems

15th March 2024

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


A picture of Shell Downstream South Africa learning and development manager Kefilwe Maseko stood in front of a Shell banner by a school blackboard

Programme targets underprivileged youth

15th March 2024

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


A large metal trunnion hanging from supports before being loaded on to a truck for transport

Sizable trunnion cast for SAG mill breakdown

8th March 2024

Mill roll and ring manufacturer South Africa Roll Company (Sarco) has delivered what it believes to be the largest locally cast semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill trunnion casting to grinding mill... 


The new IBL 3000 dry ice blasting machine sold by Dry Ice Blasting Solutions

Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications

8th March 2024

With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services... 


The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow

New analysers launched at Indaba

8th March 2024

International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s... 


Two hands holding raw coal

Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices

23rd February 2024

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 


A new Internet of things enabled camera supplied by Axis Communications

Upward trend in generative AI adoption

23rd February 2024

Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially... 


A group of make shift tents and lean to's in the DRC Bush which houses artisanal miners and their families

DRC investment to be buoyed by elevated copper price

16th February 2024

A forecasted increase in global copper prices will encourage continued investment in the “copper and cobalt mining powerhouse of Africa” – the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – reports... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Human rights a key issue

16th February 2024

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


A Veracio TruGyro implement placed on tests on a red rock surface

Positive reaction to machine, tech partnership

9th February 2024

Mining equipment manufacturer Veracio, a new subsidiary of international exploration drilling company Boart Longyear, says although its partnership with directional drilling service provider... 


A man holding a remote detonator for an explosive set at a mine

Company showcases contribution to positive disruption

26th January 2024

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 


A Blue AI generated image of AI in Mining with a Load Haul vehicle on it

AI must be sustainably embraced by mining sector – law firm

26th January 2024

In an everchanging mining environment, it is crucial for the industry to approach technological advancements, especially artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on sustainable development and... 


A group of men and ladies standing on a stage with the Investing in African Mining Indaba logo on a wall behind them at the indaba last year

Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance

26th January 2024

On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to... 


A man in yellow PPE in front of a rock face looking at a stone sample.

Exploration deficit hampering sector

26th January 2024

South Africa’s mineral exploration sector is underperforming, with as much as a 15-year deficit in terms of the required exploration activity for a minerals- and mining- prolific country, posits... 


a Gloved hand holding a chunk of raw platinum ore

PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted

26th January 2024

A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape... 


A Multotec pulping chute being manufactured with a woman in PPE looking through the centre of the Chute

Processing solutions manufacturer optimistic for African mining

26th January 2024

Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a... 


A man sitting in front of an AI Generated screen indicating the cycle of a remote blasting sequence

Green blasting tech to be showcased

26th January 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


A man at an opencast mining operation wearing PPE working on geotechnical mapping on a tablet

Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba

26th January 2024

In partnership with French government business export agency Business France, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric will exhibit at this years Investing in African Mining... 


a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF

Circularity promoted

26th January 2024

Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in... 


a group of women one smiling straight at the camera wearing green Youth Employment Programme shirts

Young mining potential

26th January 2024

To ignite conversations about the ballooning youth unemployment rate in South Africa, private-sector-funded initiative Youth Employment Services (YES) programme CEO Ravi Naidoo will unpack the... 


A pure copper component being packed and labeled for export

Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges

24th January 2024

Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos... 


Midea Image

Local companies distribute new inverter, battery solutions

7th December 2023

Energy technology provider Midea Energy Solutions, a product division of global appliance and air conditioning manufacturer Midea, has partnered with local distributors Livance Distributors and... 


The Asher machine installed at a client which incinerates waste in a more environment friendly manner

New waste management system has multiple environmental benefits

1st December 2023

Sustainable waste management solutions provider Asher Africa’s latest waste management system effectively decreases a client's waste output and offers an “almost emissions-free process”,... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy

COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate

1st December 2023

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


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